Easter Open Garden – Sophie’s Patch | Mt Barker | 3 – 5 Apr 2021

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Easter Open Garden – Sophie’s Patch

Explore the famous dryland garden, ‘Sophie’s Patch’, which is a productive garden, an ornamental delight, drylands garden, and biodiversity hotspot created by Sophie Thomson.

Open gardens at Sophie’s Patch are more than just demonstrating the sustainable gardening practices that Sophie is always preaching, they are more like a fair or community event focused on community education. Every open garden is different at Sophie’s Patch as the garden grows, different speakers and groups join, amazing sculptures are built and the garden evolves.

This year they will have downloadable talks, nurseries, clubs and growers to share their knowledge, experience and passion and delicious catering for snacks and meals. 

Nurseries: Local nurseries will be sharing their knowledge and selling plants:

  • Bickleigh Vale Organic Farm 
  • Tupelo Grove Nursery
  • Hillside Herbs & Succulents 
  • Diggers Club 

Exclusive Talks: Short educational talks will be available to be exclusively accessed by attendees online and topics covered by experts in their field. Catch all the talks at your convenience. These will also be available after one month to those who could not attend.

There will also be free kids activities each day.

No dogs are allowed at this event. 


Food and Drinks: Savoury picnic lunch boxes and cake boxes will be available for pre purchase. Coffee, Tea and Drinks are available on the day.

Savoury Lunch Box : $19

  • Basil and Chard Yoghurt Flat Bread (rice crackers in the GF)
  • Roasted Beetroot Hummus
  • Roasted Summer Crop Tortilla
  • Roasted Pumpkin and Tomato Arancini
  • Zucchini, Spanish Red Onion and Chilli Pickle

Sophie’s Patch Cake Box : $10


  • Over 13 | $15
  • 5 – 12 years | $5
  • Under 5 | FREE 

All participants are required to have pre-booked tickets. Savoury and sweet tasting boxes must also be pre-paid for. 


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Sophie’s Patch website here

What:   Easter Open Garden – Sophie’s Patch 

When:    Saturday 3, Sunday 4 & Monday 5 April 2021 | 10am – 4pm

Where:  Hamlyn Cottage | 394 Springs Road, Mt Barker Springs

Who:   Everyone 

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Sophie’s Patch website 


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